D.A. Stewart Talks about 2 High Profile Cases
A Shreveport man pleads guilty to murdering his former girlfriend - while she was live streaming on Facebook. 37-year-old Johnathan Robinson gets life in prison for killing 27-year-old Rannita Williams.
Caddo District Attorney James Stewart tells KEEL News he decided to accept the plea after meeting with the family. He also wanted to make sure Robinson accepted all terms of the deal and admitted to all of his crimes.
Robinson will have no chance of parole or reduction of sentence. He will also get a 100 year term for shooting at several police officers during a standoff.
Before he was taken from the courtroom, Robinson asked to speak to Williams' mohter and he apologized to her for the murder. She says she has forgiven him.
Stewart also talked with us about the Grover Cannon case. He says attorney's will now work together with the court to find a community where a jury can be selected to hear this case. Cannon is accused of killing Shreveport Police Officer Thomas LaValley in 2015. The jury will be chosen in another parish and moved here during the trial.